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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 25, 2009 1:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I A's Top 50

"why get involved; why escalate; or why fight to change closed minds."

Ha! I'd be hovering at about 10 posts or so if I gave it enough thought along these lines!

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Poster: veblen Date: Oct 25, 2009 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I A's Top 50

that made me laugh...don't know why I don't carry the smart-ass flag as high on the net as I do off...

on a side non-dead note, I can't stop watching these German newsreels: http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22German%20Newsreel%22

http://www.wochenschau-archiv.de/

Outside of the amazing footage, it is really interesting how the content changes through the years. Going from all military action to full episodes trying to instill the feeling that everything is A-OK on the home front.

I thought I knew the period well but the films have me running into many unknowns. For example, the coverage of Operation Jubilee (the raid on Dieppe) was eye-opening to say the least.

watching the axis games and other axis events are a hoot.

the only negative is that I am spending so much time with them that I am dreaming in German.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 25, 2009 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I A's Top 50

I love those old German newsreels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3YRWhg4YaA